Recipe by justjulie
"Tangy pickled onions and creamy avocados add a surprisingly savory bite to this crisp fruit salad. When served in a pretty martini glass, it makes a stunning first course."
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red onion, very thinly sliced
red wine vinegar
freshly squeezed orange juice
grated orange zest
extra-virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
small cantaloupe balls
1/2-inch diced seedless watermelon
ripe mango, cut into 1/4-inch dice
loosely packed cilantro leaves
ripe Hass avocados
fresh lime juice
thin lime slices
This was very good. I brought it to an evening picnic and it was a hit. I forgot to use the cilantro but it seemed fine. I didn't have an hour to pickle the onions but they were still a delicious addition.
Everything about this recipe sounded intriguing, so I was drawn to it and just had to try it! I made it EXACTLY as written, no changes whatsoever. The flavor was really good, but I felt like it might need an extra little something the next time I make it. I'm thinking maybe some finely diced jalapeno or a sprinkle of cayenne or chili powder. We really enjoyed the tangy avocado in the bottom of the glass. It went well with the sweet fruit. The cilantro really makes it and so do the pickled onions, so don't skip! I will make this next time I have a dinner party.
I thought this salad was amazing. Only changes I made were I didn't pickle the onion, left out the mango and used blood orange infused olive oil. Since I was taking it to a picnic, I mixed everything together instead of putting the fruit over the avocado. Everyone loved it! I'll be making this often!
The flavor combination was surprisingly tasty and sophisticated. I did not use the cilantro and it was still really good. Not a kid's salad but great for a grown up gathering.
A friend brought this for dinner the other night, it was a big hit!!! I will definitely be making this!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Best Melon, Mango, and Avocado Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 62
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